achromatophil

[ey-kruh-mat-uh-fil, ak-ruh-, ey-kroh-muh-tuh-]Biology

adjective

Also a·chro·mat·o·phil·ic [ey-kruh-mat-uh-fil-ik, ak-ruh-, ey-kroh-muh-tuh-] /ˌeɪ krəˌmæt əˈfɪl ɪk, ˌæk rə-, eɪˌkroʊ mə tə-/. having little or no affinity for stains.

noun

an achromatophil cell or tissue.

Nearby words

  1. achromaticity,
  2. achromatin,
  3. achromatism,
  4. achromatize,
  5. achromatolysis,
  6. achromatophilia,
  7. achromatopsia,
  8. achromatosis,
  9. achromatous,
  10. achromaturia

Origin of achromatophil


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Medicine definitions for achromatophil

achromatophil

[ā′krō-mătə-fĭl, ăk′rō-, ā-krōmə-tə-, ə-krō-]

adj.

Not able to be colored by histological or bacteriological stains.

n.

A cell or tissue that cannot be stained in the usual way.
Related formsa′chro•mo•philic (-fĭlĭk) null adj.


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